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immigrant Fille du Roi France  Marguerite  Bonnefoy

  (b. 1648Rouen, France   d. 14 November 1700Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )  

Marguerite Bonnefoy was born 1648 in Rouen, France. Marguerite Bonnefoy was the child of

Marguerite was a Fille du Roi, arriving in New France by 1667.

She married  Jacques Achon 4 December 1667 in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre) .  The couple had (at least) 2 children. Jacques Achon  was born 14 February 1635 in , France .  He died 10 April 1670 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada .  He was the son of Jean Achon and Hélène Regourde dite Regnaud.

She married  (2) Claude Carpentier 24 August 1671 in Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 10 children. Claude Carpentier  was born 10 May 1636 in , France .  He died 27 February 1709 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada . 

Marguerite Bonnefoy died 14 November 1700 in Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada .

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Marguerite Bonnefoy married immigrant France Jacques Achon-- Date: 4 December 1667 Place: Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)
Jacques Achon was the son of Jean Achon and Hélène Regourde dite Regnaud

Marriage record not found at Saint-Anne-de-Beaupre in Drouin Collection for this date.

"Marguerite had signed a marriage contract on the Beaupre Coast on 4 December 1667. Her future husband was none other than Jacques Achon, the brother of Ozanne Achon married to Ancestor Pierre Tremblay. The Bonnefoy-Achon couple settled on a farm at L'Ange-Gardien, near Chateau-Richer, where in the census of 1667 Jacques Achon and Charles Davenne together owned 16 arpents of land under cultivation and 4 head of cattle... Unfortunately, Jacques died after the birth of his second daughter and before the fulfillment of all his dreams. His burial act has been lost."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XIX, Page 79

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Updated: 12/12/2014 3:52:52 PM

Canada/New France Anne Achon (b.abt. 1668, , Québec Province, Canada   d. 14 February 1688, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Louise Achon (b.13 April 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 12 January 1721, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Marguerite Bonnefoy married immigrant France Claude Carpentier-- Date: 24 August 1671 Place: Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Claude Carpentier, son of Florent Carpentier and Marie Gerlet
Marguerite de Ste. Foy, widow of Jacques Achon

"On 9 July 1671, Claude and Marguerite went to the home of the notary Gilles Rageot to ratify their marriage contract... Claude and Marguerite celebrated their marriage at Quebec without fanfare, on the following 24 August."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors : Volume XIX, Page 80
Updated: 12/12/2014 3:53:05 PM

Canada/New France Jean-Baptiste Carpentier (b.29 July 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 25 May 1738, Cap-Santé, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Elisabeth Carpentier (b.25 December 1673, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 30 May 1735, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Alexis Carpentier (b.6 December 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 5 September 1731, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Benoit Carpentier (b.2 February 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada   d. 5 December 1729, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Antoine Carpentier (b.17 March 1680, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 23 November 1736, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France François Carpentier (b.3 November 1682, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 23 December 1749, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Claude Carpentier (b.29 July 1684, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 7 July 1728, Québec, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Louis Carpentier (b.21 July 1686, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. February 1724, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Étienne Carpentier (b.13 May 1688, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 2 February 1724, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada )

Canada/New France Joseph Carpentier (b.8 July 1690, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada   d. 30 May 1735, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Québec, Canada)

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"Marguerite was born at Saint-Denis de Duclair, about 1648, in the arrondissement of Rouen, in Normandy. After the death of her father Pierre, she left her relatives and her mother Marie Andrieu to come to Canada as a girl protected by the king."

Thomas J. Laforest
Our French-Canadian Ancestors ...

France 1659 - France and Spain sign the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

France On August 26, 1660, Louis XIV made a triumphal entry into Paris with his wife, Marie-Therese. The royal couple took their places...
Louis XIV wasn't just a ceremonial king who represents the kingdom, but makes no decisions of his own... His regime was considered an absolute monarchy, and Louis XIV was the sole master. No...Read MORE...

Bonnefoy, Marguerite, dite Ste-Foy, m. 1: Achon, Jacques, contract Dec. 4, 1667, m. 2: Carpentier, Claude, Aug. 24, 1671
1663-1673 Filles du Roi

"The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. Most were single French women and many were orphans. Their transportation to Canada and settlement in the colony were paid for by the King. Some were given a royal gift of a dowry of 50 livres for their marriage to one of the many unmarried male colonists in Canada. These gifts are reflected in some of the marriage contracts entered into by the filles du roi at the time of their first marriages.

The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony. Most of the millions of people of French Canadian descent today, both in Quebec and the rest of Canada and the USA (and beyond!), are descendants of one or more of these courageous women of the 17th century. "

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1667 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite Bonnefoy and Jacques Achon 4 December 1667, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada (Beaupre)

Canada 1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several...Read MORE...

Canada 1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada 1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1670 Death of Spouse/Partner
Jacques Achon died 10 April 1670, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

1670 Birth of Child
Louise Achon was born 13 April 1670, Québec, Québec, Canada

1671 Marriage / Partner
Marguerite Bonnefoy and Claude Carpentier 24 August 1671, Québec, Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Canada 1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1672 Birth of Child
Jean-Baptiste Carpentier was born 29 July 1672, Québec, Québec, Canada

Canada 1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years...Read MORE...

Canada 1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1673 Birth of Child
Elisabeth Carpentier was born 25 December 1673, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

Canada 1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1675 Birth of Child
Alexis Carpentier was born 6 December 1675, Québec, Québec, Canada

1678 Birth of Child
Benoit Carpentier was born 2 February 1678, Québec, Québec, Canada

1680 Birth of Child
Antoine Carpentier was born 17 March 1680, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

1681 Canadian Census Signeurie de Dombour Neuville
Claude Carpentier, charpentier, 45
Marguerite Ste. Foye (de Ste. Foye ou Bonnefoy), sa femme, veuve Hachon (Jacques Achon), 33
Anne Achon, 13
Louise Achon, 12
Jean Carpentier, 9
Elizabeth Carpentier, 8
Alexis Carpentier, 6
Benoist Carpentier, 4
Antoine Carpentier, 2

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1682 Birth of Child
François Carpentier was born 3 November 1682, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

1684 Birth of Child
Claude Carpentier was born 29 July 1684, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

Canada 1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1686 Birth of Child
Louis Carpentier was born 21 July 1686, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

1699 Death of Child
Anne Achon died 14 February 1688, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

1688 Birth of Child
Étienne Carpentier was born 13 May 1688, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

Canada 1689 - Attacked by Iroquois - Lachine Massacre
On the night of August 4-5, 1689, nearly 1,500 Iroquois warriors crossed the St. Lawrence at Lake St. Louis, its widest point in the Montreal area. On the opposite shore, the inhabitants of the...Read MORE...

Canada 1690 - Port Royal is captured by British forces led by Phipps. acadtime.htm -

1690 Birth of Child
Joseph Carpentier was born 8 July 1690, Neuville, Portneuf, Québec, Canada

Canada 1690 - Frontenac repels Phips' (sent from Massachusetts) attack on Québec (October) about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1700 Death
"On 14 November 1700, the curate Jean Basset accompanied the mortal remains of Marguerite Bonnefoy to the cemetery of Neuville. Following the cortege were her husband, her children and three witnesses recorded in the registry: Antoine Bordeleau, Pierre Constantineau and Francois...Read MORE...


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